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Ash Flat teen earns Eagle Scout status

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Andy Brandenburg of Ash Flat has completed the requirements for Eagle Scout, the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America.Brandenburg joined Troop 67 of Cherokee Village in 1997. He is currently senior patrol leader. During his six years with the troop he has also held the offices of troop guide, chaplain aide, quartermaster, scribe and patrol leader.The Scout has attended summer camps and winter Klondikes at Camp Cedar Valley at Viola, and he served on staff at summer camp in 2000.He has earned 28 merit badges and has been inducted into the Order of the Arrow.For his Eagle project, Brandenburg organized a flag retirement ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Cherokee Village in the summer of 2001.Besides Scouting, Branden-burg is a volunteer fireman with the Hidden Valley/Highland Fire Department. He is an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church as an altar server, youth choir member and treasurer of the CYM youth group. He enjoys soccer and is a certified USSF referee. For the past four years he has done work for First National Bank of Sharp County.Brandenburg is finishing home schooling this year and plans to attend Ozarka College in the fall.Brandenburg's court of honor will take place at 9 a.m. April 13 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village.

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